FSA News Item, 14 May 2009
People who work around open food while suffering from certain infections (mainly from bacteria and viruses) can contaminate the food or surfaces the food may come into contact with. The Agency has published revised 'Food Handlers: Fitness to Work' guidance to help prevent the spread of infection to other people through food.
The guidance aims to help managers and staff to prevent the spread of infection by advising which illnesses and symptoms staff should report and what managers should do in response.
A copy of the Guidance is available on this site. See Fitness to Work Guidance – May 2009
For more details, see the FSA web page at: http://www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/guidancenotes/hygguid/foodhandlersguide